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Amazon Sweet Sea: Land, Life, and Water at the River's Mouth by Nigel J. H. Smith

By Nigel J. H. Smith

Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of clean water. on the river's mouth, an unlimited delta of river channels and marshes, floodplain and upland forests, open and scrub savannas, floating meadows, and mangrove swamps hosts an astonishingly assorted assemblage of plant and animal lifestyles. So wealthy is that this organic treasure condominium that early eu explorers deemed it inexhaustible.

In this hugely readable publication, Nigel Smith explores how human use of the Amazon estuary's traditional assets has been laid low with technological switch, fast city development, and speeded up marketplace integration. keeping off alarmist rhetoric, he indicates how human intervention within the estuary has really various agriculture and helped retailer floodplain forests from wanton destruction. His findings underscore the significance of knowing the background of land use and the ecological wisdom of local community whilst formulating improvement and conservation rules. The e-book can be of curiosity to each person fascinated with the destiny of tropical forests, maintaining biodiversity, and constructing traditional assets in a sustainable manner.

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